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Rory Sparrow (28pts/9asts) vs. Nuggets (1989)
Rory Sparrow (28pts/9asts) vs. Nuggets (1989)
Published: 2012/08/15
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Larry Bird
Larry Bird's takes flagrant foul from Rory Sparrow
Published: 2011/11/19
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HOT PACK: NBA Hoops Rory Sparrow Autograph
HOT PACK: NBA Hoops Rory Sparrow Autograph
Published: 2013/11/08
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Young Michael Jordan Sick Dunk Over Rory Sparrow
Young Michael Jordan Sick Dunk Over Rory Sparrow's Head! 1986 - RARE!
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: YouuToobe
Paterson Recreation Rory Sparrow Tony Murphy Summer Basketball Camp
Paterson Recreation Rory Sparrow Tony Murphy Summer Basketball Camp
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Harold Anthony Williams
Trainer Rory Sparrow
Trainer Rory Sparrow
Published: 2013/10/04
Channel: Kim Trapilo
IZZY WORKING OUT WITH RORY SPARROW
IZZY WORKING OUT WITH RORY SPARROW
Published: 2011/02/18
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Rory Sparrow signs autographs for The SI KING  9-16-12
Rory Sparrow signs autographs for The SI KING 9-16-12
Published: 2012/09/17
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IZZY WORKING OUT WITH RORY SPARROW PTII
IZZY WORKING OUT WITH RORY SPARROW PTII
Published: 2011/02/18
Channel: Coachd222
The GOAT! Michael Jordan Classic Commercials
The GOAT! Michael Jordan Classic Commercials
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: NBA FUN
The Shady Corps - Run Along Produced by Simplex cuts by DJ Juice
The Shady Corps - Run Along Produced by Simplex cuts by DJ Juice
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Pace Won
God
God's Eye Is On The Sparrow , Darrel, Keith and Rory
Published: 2015/05/21
Channel: 100joblo
The Shady Corps - Order Produced by Chopzilla
The Shady Corps - Order Produced by Chopzilla
Published: 2015/09/05
Channel: Pace Won
AGameAnx vs Sparrow - Best of 7 Showmatch!
AGameAnx vs Sparrow - Best of 7 Showmatch!
Published: 2016/08/15
Channel: Magpie842
Sparrow
Sparrow's Joy - Rory O'Moore/Banks of Lough Gowna
Published: 2013/03/18
Channel: Barbara Heggie
The Ritz - Step feat. Brendan B
The Ritz - Step feat. Brendan B
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
OBM - Basketball Player - Rory Sparrow
OBM - Basketball Player - Rory Sparrow
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Our Best Moments
The Shady Corps - He Said It Produced by Denz One
The Shady Corps - He Said It Produced by Denz One
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: Pace Won
The Ritz - It
The Ritz - It's The...
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
The Ritz - Good Times, Girls
The Ritz - Good Times, Girls
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
Nene 20 Points Full Highlights (11/8/2013)
Nene 20 Points Full Highlights (11/8/2013)
Published: 2013/11/09
Channel: DownToBuck
The Ritz - Blown feat. Psalm One
The Ritz - Blown feat. Psalm One
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
Black&Gold-Sam Sparrow (Rory McManus Acoustic cover) Brunswick Glasgow
Black&Gold-Sam Sparrow (Rory McManus Acoustic cover) Brunswick Glasgow
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: Rory McManus
Hinterland Who
Hinterland Who's Who - "The Boshtrich"
Published: 2011/03/05
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The Ritz - She Lived By Night
The Ritz - She Lived By Night
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
The Ritz (Apoc & Rel) - Gotta Be
The Ritz (Apoc & Rel) - Gotta Be
Published: 2015/05/29
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Sparrow
Sparrow
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: Rory Sullivan
The Ritz - The Point Of No Return
The Ritz - The Point Of No Return
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
Doctor Who RORY Funko Pop review
Doctor Who RORY Funko Pop review
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: John Carlos McMaster
"I AM EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL" PSA.mov
"I AM EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL" PSA.mov
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: ALLFOROTHERS
Bernard King (60pts-5asts) vs. Nets (1984) REACTION
Bernard King (60pts-5asts) vs. Nets (1984) REACTION
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: whoisthey?
The Ritz - The Getaway
The Ritz - The Getaway
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
Bill Clinton Reacts to Michael Jordan Moves! (C.Bulls vs W.Bullets 1997)
Bill Clinton Reacts to Michael Jordan Moves! (C.Bulls vs W.Bullets 1997)
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: YouuToobe
The Ritz - Waiting For The Sun To Set
The Ritz - Waiting For The Sun To Set
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
NBA Old School Clutch Shots (Extended Ver.)
NBA Old School Clutch Shots (Extended Ver.)
Published: 2011/07/22
Channel: carlzson299
George Gervin (41points) vs Bernard King (50points), 1983-84, highlights
George Gervin (41points) vs Bernard King (50points), 1983-84, highlights
Published: 2013/10/25
Channel: BasketballJones48021
Apoc - Gods & Ghosts
Apoc - Gods & Ghosts
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: Big Apoc
The Ritz - Chiaroscuro
The Ritz - Chiaroscuro
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
The Shady Corps - Lost Souls featuring Lakim Shabazz and Urban Shocker produced by Daptive RIP
The Shady Corps - Lost Souls featuring Lakim Shabazz and Urban Shocker produced by Daptive RIP
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Pace Won
The Ritz - Too Late For Tears
The Ritz - Too Late For Tears
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Big Apoc
NBA Essentials: New York Knicks Vs Pistons 1984
NBA Essentials: New York Knicks Vs Pistons 1984
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: The Orchard Movies
Sick sparrow.
Sick sparrow.
Published: 2016/05/29
Channel: skashima
20161001 Rory O
20161001 Rory O'More
Published: 2016/10/01
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House of Hearts - Original by Sparrow
House of Hearts - Original by Sparrow
Published: 2013/08/11
Channel: Anonymous User
The Shady Corps - Don
The Shady Corps - Don't Stop Produced by Re:Flex The Architect
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: Pace Won
John Kay & the Sparrow - Hoochie Coochie Man
John Kay & the Sparrow - Hoochie Coochie Man
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: Blues Rock
Young Michael Jordan Schools Prime Larry Bird! How to Make Reverse Layup? RARE!
Young Michael Jordan Schools Prime Larry Bird! How to Make Reverse Layup? RARE!
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: YouuToobe
"Khote Sikke" I KHOTE SIKKE 2014 I Official Video I ft
"Khote Sikke" I KHOTE SIKKE 2014 I Official Video I ft' Sparrow Team I 1080 HD
Published: 2014/03/18
Channel: Sparrow Nest
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Sparrow and the Medicine - Colston Hall Bristol - 23.10.12
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Sparrow and the Medicine - Colston Hall Bristol - 23.10.12
Published: 2012/10/24
Channel: knappafire
Michael Jordan Monster Dunk on Charles Barkley! Gets B.J.Armstrong
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Rory Sparrow
Rory Sparrow at Manute Bol's funeral 2010-06-29.jpg
Sparrow speaks at Manute Bol's funeral in June 2010
Personal information
Born (1958-06-12) June 12, 1958 (age 59)
Suffolk, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Eastside (Paterson, New Jersey)
College Villanova (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 4 / Pick: 75th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 1980–1992
Position Point guard
Number 34, 2
Career history
1980 Scranton Aces
1980–1981 New Jersey Nets
19811983 Atlanta Hawks
19831987 New York Knicks
1987–1988 Chicago Bulls
19881990 Miami Heat
1990–1991 Sacramento Kings
1991 Chicago Bulls
1991–1992 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,557 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,755 (2.1 rpg)
Assists 4,192 (5.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rory Darnell Sparrow (born June 12, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.

Born in Suffolk, Virginia, Sparrow played at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, and was an inaugural inductee into the school's Hall of Fame.[1]

He played collegiately at Villanova University, where he scored 1183 career points, and made 495 assists. In college, Sparrow made game-winning shots in the last ten seconds of the game on five occasions.

Sparrow, a 6'2" guard, was selected 75th overall (round 4, pick 6) of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Including the Nets, he played with the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers over a 12-year career, retiring after the 1991-92 season. He scored the first field goal in Miami Heat history, when the franchise was created in 1988.

Biography[edit]

Throughout his 12-year career Rory Sparrow was known as one of the steadiest guards in the NBA. He had his best years with the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks in the early 1980s, then went on to become a charter member of the expansion Miami Heat. In addition to his on-court success, Sparrow earned equal recognition for his tireless efforts in the community. In 1987 he was one of eight charitable athletes honored by Sports Illustrated as co-Sportsman of the Year.

Sparrow's NBA career had humble beginnings. After playing for Rollie Massimino at Villanova, he was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the fourth round of the 1980 NBA Draft. When the Nets waived Sparrow in training camp, he turned to the Continental Basketball Association, where he latched on with the Scranton Aces. In 20 games for the Aces, Sparrow averaged 24.1 points and 9.0 assists. The Nets called him up twice during the 1980–81 campaign, but he appeared in only 15 NBA games that year.

Prior to the 1981–82 season New Jersey traded Sparrow to the Atlanta Hawks for a fourth-round draft choice. Coach Kevin Loughery made him an immediate starter at point guard, and Sparrow never looked back. Leaving his CBA days behind him, he appeared in all 82 games and averaged 10.5 points and 5.2 assists in more than 30 minutes per game. The Hawks finished 42-40 but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Midway through the next season Atlanta traded Sparrow to the New York Knicks for Scott Hastings. Over the next five years Sparrow became a staple in an otherwise shifting New York backcourt. He enjoyed his greatest team success during the 1983–84 campaign. The Knicks posted a 47-35 record, beat the Detroit Pistons in the opening round of the playoffs, and then fell to the Boston Celtics in a tough seven-game series in the conference semifinals. As a starter in the backcourt, Sparrow averaged 10.4 points and 6.8 assists in the regular season, then contributed 11.2 points per game in the playoffs.

The following year, he set a career high for assists with 7.1 per game. In 1985–86, he averaged 10.8 points and 6.4 assists. New York, however, won only 23 games, posting its worst record since 1963–64.

During his tenure in New York, Sparrow set up the Rory F. Sparrow Foundation, a charitable organization designed to aid underprivileged children in the New York metropolitan area. At the end of the 1985–86 season Sparrow was recognized for his efforts when he and the Lakers' Michael Cooper were named co-winners of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. Then, in the 1987 year-end issue of Sports Illustrated, Sparrow was featured on the cover as one of eight "Athletes Who Care." The magazine collectively honored the group as Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year.

Early in the 1987–88 season the Knicks traded Sparrow to the Chicago Bulls, where he played sparingly as a backup to Michael Jordan and Sam Vincent. Prior to the 1988–89 campaign he signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat. On November 5, 1988, in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sparrow scored the first points in Heat history. He went on to average a career-high 12.5 points for the year, second on the team behind Kevin Edwards.

In his second season with the Heat, Sparrow was relegated to a back-up role behind rookie Sherman Douglas. Prior to the 1990–91 season he was traded to the Sacramento Kings, where he found new life and scored 10.4 points per game. Sparrow split the 1991–92 season between the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring at age 34. All told, he tallied 7,557 points for seven different teams and posted a career average of 9.0 points per game.

In 1994, he went to work for the NBA league office as player programs manager.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox Ron. "STUDY HALL ON EASTSIDE INDUCTEES", The Record (Bergen County), April 26, 1999. Accessed August 26, 2008.

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